Which barium suspension?

  • Giorgio Cittadini


As demonstrated by practice, there is some interdependence between the various phases in DCBE implementation. For example, better results can be obtained either with a higher or a lower viscosity and density barium suspensions depending on the selected protocol for bowel preparation, which leaves the colonic mucosa in a more or less hydrated condition. Also, depending on the desired mucosal coating contrast, a high or, respectively, medium kilovoltage radiographic technique is likely to yield better results. Therefore, the type of barium suspension is a decisive factor for the determination of the final results.


Colonic Mucosa Bowel Preparation Plastic Effect Barium Sulfate Potassium Sorbate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Cittadini
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Genoa School of Medicine San Martino HospitalGenoaItaly

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